Police patrols to be stepped up as horse fair rolls into town - The Leamington Observer

Police patrols to be stepped up as horse fair rolls into town

Leamington Editorial 25th Apr, 2018   0

POLICE patrols will be stepped up for the latest horse fair in Kenilworth at the weekend.

Residents and businesses are being offered advice on how best to report any problems resulting from the travelling community’s fair which will be held on land off Thickthorn roundabout on April 28 and 29.

In previous year’s some shops and pubs have closed their doors during the fair following problems with shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

Peter Cutts, Warwick District Council safer communities manager, said “The April Horse Fair is usually the busiest of the three fairs.

“Following problems at the July 2017 event we have liaised with the organisers, and as well as additional police patrols during the day there will enhanced policing on both Friday and Saturday nights.

“Advice notes on how to report problems and nuisance diaries will be will be issued to businesses and residents.

“There will be a traffic management plan in place on the Sunday, however residents and visitors can expect delays.”


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